2 Golden State Warriors who increased their trade value this season: Donte DiVincenzo
Although his playoff form may have fluctuated a little, Donte DiVincenzo’s regular season form was invaluable as Golden State staved off competitors to earn a postseason berth without the need of the Play-In Tournament.
Coming off an injury interrupted 12 months that also saw him traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Sacramento Kings, DiVincenzo signed with the Warriors on a very team friendly two-year, $9.2 million contract. The second of those is a player option for next season, and one would think that the 26-year-old may opt out to garner more in free agency.
After a slightly injury interrupted start to his time as a Warrior, DiVincenzo proved extremely durable as he played in a career-high 73 regular season games. Given the absence of stars like Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins for significant periods, DiVincenzo was vitally important in starting 36 games.
The 2021 NBA champion would average 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists, shooting 39.7% from three-point range on 5.3 attempts per game. DiVincenzo also acted as one of Golden State’s main point-of-attack defenders, often taking the opposition’s best opposing guard.
His 26 minutes per game in the regular season reduced to 18 in the playoffs, largely thanks to the mid-season addition of Gary Payton II and his slightly reduced threat as a perimeter shooter (34%).
DiVincenzo is expected to have suitors come free agency, and will almost definitely command more than his $4.7 million player option at the Warriors. That in itself would suggest he’s increased his trade value, not that Golden State will necessarily be able to cash in on it.